Semi permanent exhibition / still running / for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maori art at the Hoge Hotelschool.
On the 25th of September 2007 the International Hoge Hotelschool at Maastricht (The Netherlands) has opened her doors for a very special exhibition of works of art created by Maori artists from New Zealand.
This exhibition is being arranged by Matariki gallery, the place to be in the Netherlands ( and Europe) for Maori arts and artefacts.
This semi-permanent exhibition takes you into the world of Maori, the indigenous inhabitants of ‘the land of the long white cloud’, as it was named once by the Maori themselves: Aotearoa.
Visitors and guests of the Hoge Hotelschool can get acquainted with beautiful paintings and prints which distinctively radiate a Pacific atmosphere in a spacious ambience. Symbolism and backgrounds are being explained in such a comprehensive way that the abstract works speak for themselves.
Because Maori culture is highly entwined with nature itself and also with Maori traditions, ceremonies, legends and myths, many works of art express these and therefore it is such a unique form of art from a world mostly unknown to us Western people.
With this exhibition The Hoge Hotelschool and Matariki gallery meet and accommodate the large popularity of tribal art and the enormous interest which exists in artefacts from other parts of the world.
That interest is growing because a wider public is making far travels and New Dutchmen need orientation on their own past. This leads to purchase of applied art and symbolic jewellery which give expression to their identity.
The art and artefacts Matariki offers you reflect the Maori cultural heritage. They are made by contemporary Maori artists who create a beautiful combination of modern materials with former traditional patterns and decorative techniques.
Please take a look at the website of Matariki gallery www.matariki.nl
On this virtual gallery you will find a variety of artworks and artefacts, not only paintings, carvings and sculptures but also giftware, corporate giftware, jewellery ( among other things: the popular bone carvings, greenstone (jade) pendants all with Maori symbolism, handmade by New Zealand artists) and accessories ( e.g. beautiful wraps in Maori style or hand plaited bags.)
For information, possible price quoting or just making an appointment to see this art from up close, please feel free to contact
Jolande Quispel, managing director Matariki / Oceania. Ph. 0031 (0)78 642 52 87 or send an email to email@example.com